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Old 03-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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Just completed her first days work as a "volunteer" child care provider. She applied for a position at the same company a couple of days ago. Many promises made but I doubt it as the other "volunteers" are also not from western backgrounds

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Are things looking better? I'm interested in the ICT Industry, primarily (for the role of a Project Manager). I do not plan to apply for any jobs - just want to know how things are looking for the aspirants (in Apr 2014).


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Yeah, I would be curious to know as well. While my friends are recommending Australia to be a good destination. Can someone here in this forum please shed some light ? I am post grad in management from a reputed institute in this India & my wife is a qualified Dentist. Should I be even thinking of Australia? Please provide your inputs/ thoughts / experiences.


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I guess that is worldwide sort of problem.


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Yeah, I would be curious to know as well. While my friends are recommending Australia to be a good destination. Can someone here in this forum please shed some light ? I am post grad in management from a reputed institute in this India & my wife is a qualified Dentist. Should I be even thinking of Australia? Please provide your inputs/ thoughts / experiences.
Hi,

Your friends may have strong connections or a supportive network. Your friends and you must be really lucky.

I am a postgraduate student from a reputable institution in Australia and am more than qualified in diverse fields, but I have no luck whatsoever. I am not saying it is a fact or justifying my experiences in here, but already established networks of certain people tend to help people of their own.


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Wow this thread is an eye opener, I'm currently a student here thinking that it will be easy to get a job in Australia. I have so many foreign friends wanting to come to Australia on working holidays because it is easy to get jobs here. But i guess it's different kind of jobs huh


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Just to give some perspective with a real life situation.

My daughter is almost 16 and wanted an out of school hours/weekend job.
She had no work experience or qualifications.

Nothing in the papers or online ads.....
Nothing from the applications to KFC, Subways, McDonalds, etc......
So she decided to go looking for work.

She dressed nicely and went shop to shop in our area for about 3 hours asking for any work.
She finally got a start in a nice dress shop as a trainee salesperson selling clothes.....complete with on the job training.

She has only been here 2 years and speaks English with an accent.
But she does have persistence............

Never give up!
Always ask for what you want.
If the first options do not work, then do something else.

Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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Just to give some perspective with a real life situation.

My daughter is almost 16 and wanted an out of school hours/weekend job.
She had no work experience or qualifications.

Nothing in the papers or online ads.....
Nothing from the applications to KFC, Subways, McDonalds, etc......
So she decided to go looking for work.

She dressed nicely and went shop to shop in our area for about 3 hours asking for any work.
She finally got a start in a nice dress shop as a trainee salesperson selling clothes.....complete with on the job training.

She has only been here 2 years and speaks English with an accent.
But she does have persistence............

Never give up!
Always ask for what you want.
If the first options do not work, then do something else.

Hope this helps.
Good luck!
It is a very good real-life example, indeed. It demonstrates persistence.

However, based on my thread readings, I can see there are many senior members. I am unsure of their age, but I do not think they are 16, or even less than 25. Having said that, their body functions / health conditions are not the same as those of a teenager.

Taking my profile, for example, I did try the door-knocking job seeking method in here. It did not work, unfortunately, for me. I do no think attitude, attire or communications were an issue. Now, do not take me wrong, please, but I do believe a young, attractive female lady will have greater chances of success using such method than a person in his / her 30s, 40s or 50s. Some of these senior members and myself go through depressive moments. Research demonstrates that teenagers are not fully exposed to the real life struggles such as depression, unemployment or being the bread-winner. Even drastic situations as suicide.

When I was in such age bracket (15-25), I do remember going through such adventures! I remember walking miles and miles under the snow to get myself to my job. My body is now worn out. Not my persistence, however.

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Never give up......

If something is not working out - stop, look and think.....
"How can I make this happen...?"

And then go and do it.

Good luck to all.

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Hello Louiseb,

I am from India and planning to pursue my higher education from Australia and work there. After reading your post, I have a doubt regarding my work opportunities now. How many years of minimum experience do the firms in Australia demand to secure a job? I have been consulting many professional agencies here in India who help students with abroad studies like The Chopras, etc. But I would like to know from you as well. Your comments will be of much help to me. Thank you.


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